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SmartTrak deploys tracking system for solar PV plants

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on November 15, 2017 Published on February 22, 2012

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SmartTrak Solar, a manufacturer of solar tracking systems, has announced that it has successfully installed their indigenously developed tracking system for a grid connected project located near Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.

It is in discussions with several other developers to deploy this technology solution for other projects.

“The SmartTrak systems help save on energy and thereby also on the overall cost of deployment for the developer. The savings could be as high as 25 per cent, when a solar tracking system is installed as opposed to fixed panel systems,” according to Mr Raghuram Kondubhatla, Managing Director of SmartTrak.

Addressing a press conference here along with Mr Bhagwan Reddy Gnanapa, Chief Executive Officer of SmartTrak, Mr Raghuram said they were in discussions with developers with total capacity of 20 MW for deployment of these solutions. The company had successfully deployed them and tested at Anantapur project for Solarsis and at Chaitanya Bharati Instutute of Technology.

The tracking system helps harness the full potential of solar power.

A cost analysis of a five MW solar PV unit with 80 lakh units of output requires about Rs 47.5 crore and a tracking system based solar PV plant can achieve this output by setting up a 4 MW plant with an outlay of Rs 38 crore.

The company is seeking to secure a patent for this, he said.

Smaller installation

“The company believes that this tracking system can be used effectively even for smaller installation such as row housing and small townships.

By deploying these, a group of house owners could look beyond mere water heating as this also serves as a source of energy to manage basic lighting,” they said.

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Published on February 22, 2012
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